Hello one and all! My name is Kayla but most folks round these parts call me JustKay. I'm a staff member of GaymerX and have helped plan, set up, and run GXdev, GX3 and GX4. As a doer rather then a talker I decided to create an itch.io account to both keep myself accountable to finishing the games I start creating and to run a monthly Rainbow Jam. If you have any questions please feel free to ask! I promise I don't bite without consent <3
(PS the image shown above is from an amazing Queer Superhero Team comic called 'The Pride' by Joe Glass)
What are Rainbow Jams?
Well that's a fair questions. Rainbow Jams are my answer to being annoyed at not hearing Queer and minority stories. Its my answer to wanting to see more games created by those same people. We do exist out there even if people whisper about our mythical and magical unicorn powers. And I'd like to see more of us reflected in games, and as game creators. So from now on I will be hosting a Rainbow Jam a month to help fuel that avalanche of creation of games that better reflect our community. Its time for some games #ByUs4Us !
So therefore there are only two rules to Rainbow Jams : 1) your game must focus on Queer and/or minorities OR the experiences of those groups and 2) all games submitted have to be created during the current Rainbow Jam. You can do prep work leading up to it, in fact I encourage it. Prep away! HOWEVER you may not start work on the actual design or the game itself until the jam starts.
You don't have to finish the game to submit it. Unfinished works or demos are allowed, encouraged, and accepted! Completing the work for the jam isn't a requirement just creating one is.
Interested? Check out the current Rainbow Jam! Holiday Rainbow Jam
Past Rainbow Jams: